Prep Sports

Westwood, Munising post high school girls basketball wins

ISHPEMING — The Westwood High School girls basketball team met one of their preseason goals on Monday night after defeating Iron Mountain 44-35. “We wanted to double the number of wins we had last year,” Patriots coach Kurt Corcoran said about improving from five wins a year ago to a ...

Khora Swanson leads Ishpeming Hematites’ girls basketball team in Gladstone

GLADSTONE — The Ishpeming girls basketball team warmed up for next week’s Class C district tournament with a solid 57-41 nonconference win Monday at Gladstone. Khora Swanson scored 24 points as the Hematites led from start to finish. “We were about to get a bigger lead, but I thought ...

Sports snapshots

The best in sports photography from The Mining Journal for the week of Feb. 10-16

Coaches named to Upper Peninsula high school all-star football game

MARQUETTE — Coaches have been named and the schedule determined for the 10th anniversary of the Upper Peninsula Football All-Star Game in June at the Superior Dome in Marquette. With this year’s game shifting away from geographical teams, instead a draft by coaches will be held on ...

May Waters leads Negaunee High School gymnasts past Marquette at Peak meet

MARQUETTE — May Waters of Negaunee High School was a decisive all-around champion at the Reach Your Peak Invitiational high school gymnastics meet held by Peak Gymnastics and Fitness on Saturday in Marquette. Waters totaled 32.16 points while winning the vault with a score of 8.43, Bars ...

Dynasty continues

MARQUETTE — No matter what the sport, dynasties come to an end eventually. But the Marquette Redmen’s reign at the top will continue for another year after Saturday’s Upper Peninsula high school boys swimming and diving finals. Marquette dominated the competition again as the Redmen ...

Houghton girls outlast Redettes in final event to claim U.P. swim crown

MARQUETTE — Sometimes just one event can make the difference between a happiness and devastation. That was what happened at the Upper Peninsula high school girls swimming and diving finals at Marquette Senior Higih School on Saturday. Heading into the final event, Houghton led Marquette ...

Negaunee gets win in quick turnaround from Thursday loss

By JULIE GOLDBERG Journal Sports Writer WESTWOOD — Negaunee didn’t have a chance to think about Thursday night’s loss to Marquette with Westwood up next the following night. After losing the heartbreaker the night before, the Miners boys basketball team rebounded by beating ...

Tough defense helps Marquette girls hand Houghton its first loss

MARQUETTE — Marquette scored a 43-40 girls basketball victory over Houghton at home Thursday night to avenge a double-overtime loss to the Gremlins earlier this month. The Redettes also handed Houghton, the No. 1 Class ABC team in the Upper Peninsula, its first loss of the season as it now ...

Redmen outlast Miners in overtime

NEGAUNEE — Fans may have gotten even more than they expected out of the Negaunee and Marquette boys basketball teams at Lakeview Memorial Gymnasium on Thursday night. For one thing, they got a fifth quarter as the Miners and Redmen needed overtime before Marquette came out on top ...

Maino leads Ishpeming girls to win over Escanaba

ESCANABA — It seemed as though Marissa Maino couldn’t miss for most of Thursday night. The senior forward sank six 3-point shots and finished with 26 points, leading the Ishpeming girls past Escanaba 60-48 in a non-conference basketball game. Maino drained four trifectas in the second ...

Gwinn falls to Norway as Knights wrap up M-PC title

NORWAY — Norway achieved a long-anticipated goal on Thursday, clinching its first outright girls basketball title in the Mid-Peninsula Conference since 1985 with a 54-34 victory over Gwinn. The unbeaten Knights (18-0, 11-0 M-PC) charged out to a 21-5 lead in the first quarter. “We’ve ...

U.P. Swim Finals begin Sat., diving today at MSHS

MARQUETTE — The Upper Peninsula Swimming and Diving Finals come back to Marquette Senior High School for the fifth consecutive year today and Saturday. The diving finals will be held this afternoon, with the girls beginning about 2:30 p.m. and the boys to follow. Each diver performs four ...